Library closure by stealth, you better believe it.

Essex County Council may talk the talk, but they don’t back it up with support or investment.

They’ve been throwing money at the children centres, but cutting back funding for libraries.

They also seem to be making life so difficult for staff in the hope that they leave. They won’t be replaced.

They have refused to put up screens for when Maldon opens soon, and the provision of hand gel, and wipes etc is woeful. We need our libraries and they deserve better treatment.

Malcolm Owens

(Ex Library asst)